A Guide to Tying Knots

Of all the tools humans have created, from the most primitive to the most technologically advanced, probably the most versatile and useful is the knot. There are many kinds of knots and many different uses for them, depending on the job they need to do. To get an idea of how important knots are to … Read more

Wonders of the Natural World

The world has a variety of incredible natural creations. Consequently, a great many lists make note of these natural wonders. Some of these lists include natural wonders that are millions of years old. Alternatively, some of the lists include natural wonders that were discovered centuries ago by man. Not surprisingly, scientists understand some natural wonders, … Read more

A Kid’s Guide to the Arizona Sonoran Desert

The plants, animals, and amazing scenes contained within the Arizona Sonoran Desert make it an exciting place to visit. The desert covers a lot of area in the United States including part of southern Arizona and a southeastern portion of California. It also moves into Sonora, Mexico. The stately saguaro cactus plant and the prickly … Read more

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

1835 marked the beginning of a conflict that would eventually result in the Mexican-American War and the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which was of major importance to the expansion of the United States. It was at this time that the state of Coahuila-Tejas in the northern part of Mexico, revolted against the … Read more

A Timeline of Northern Arizona History

At first glance, Northern Arizona may seem stark and desolate but a closer look reveals an abundance of plant and animal life. People live here, too, and have done so for more than 1,000 years. Much of the area is dry and desert-like but settlers to the area have always found clever and innovative ways to make … Read more

New Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours Are Perfect for Thrill Seekers

Visitors hoping for a birds-eye view of the Grand Canyon have two new options, courtesy of Las Vegas-based Maverick Helicopters. Both excursions depart from the Las Vegas Strip and promise breathtaking views of southern Nevada, Arizona, and the Grand Canyon. The company’s Skywalk Odyssey is a four-hour helicopter tour that flies over the Las Vegas Strip, Lake Las Vegas, Lake … Read more

Get Kids Outdoors with the new Junior Rangers Let’s Move Outside Program

Debuting at 20 national parks, including Grand Canyon National Park Just you try to keep up with the jumpin’ Junior Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park! The National Park’s Junior Rangers program has been around since the 1920s, and now the brand new Let’s Move Outside program gives Junior Rangers extra reward for playing and … Read more